U.N. disarmament panel's annual debates end with rhetorical skirmish

Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 @ 5:16am by BioPrepWatch Reports

Confrontation was the theme of the closing session of annual debates by the United Nations Disarmament Commission on Wednesday. The main argument came from a representative of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), An Myong Hun, who said that due to what he called a constant nuclear threat from the U.S., DPRK's nuclear program would not be eliminated unless threats to the DPRK were also eliminated.
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FDA issues partial hold on Tekmira's Ebola vaccine trials

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 @ 1:57pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Clinical trials of Tekmira Pharmaceutical's Ebola vaccine candidate have been issued a partial hold by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the company announced on Friday.
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New Mexico seeks preparedness exercise officer

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 @ 2:36pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (NMDHSEM) is looking to hire a state exercise officer, a recent job posting said. This position manages the all-hazard exercise program for emergency management and Homeland Security personnel.
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Klinge to serve on LogiChem Panel

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Klinge Corp. announced on Friday that its Vice President, Allan Klinge will serve on the panel of the 2015 LogiChem Conference.
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Marines hold response training against CBRNE attacks

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 @ 4:17pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Marines from the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force (CBIRF) took part in a simulated attack the on a Washington D.C.
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PharmAthene gets $5.8 million for SparVax contract

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Biodefense company PharmAthene Inc. received a one-time payment of $5.8 million Thursday from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA).
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Oregon's Columbia County seeks emergency management director

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 @ 2:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

In a recent job listing, Columbia County, Oregon, announced that they are hiring an emergency management director.
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South African delegation visits OPCW

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 @ 3:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Members of South Africa's parliament visited the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to meet with Deputy Director-General Grace Asirwatham on Friday.
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Humanitarian conference continues in SIngapore

Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 @ 3:43pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Ministry of Defense of Singapore and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) announced they are co-hosting the World Humanitarian Summit through Wednesday.
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Response Biomedical reaches co-development milestone

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 @ 12:34pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Response Biomedical Corp. reached its third earning milestone in a development project with Hangzhou Joinstar Biomedical Technology Co. Ltd., the company announced on Tuesday.
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Costa Rica official visits OPCW headquarters

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) reported Monday that its headquarters were visited by Costa Rica's Minister of External Affairs.
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Sandia’s new anthrax detector lowers risk to first responders, lab testers

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 @ 2:07pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Sandia National Laboratories, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has a new self-contained, credit-card-sized device on the market, which can both detect the bacteria that cause anthrax and reduce the risk of infection to first responders and laboratory testers.
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ChemImage to update homeland security community on technological advances

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 @ 2:12pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A senior scientist from ChemImage Sensor Systems (CISS) will brief security experts on the progress the company and its partner are making toward developing a novel standoff Raman hyperspectral imager based on a spatial heterodyne UV Raman spectrometer at an April 23 meeting in Baltimore.
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Toxic Exposure Research Act introduced for veteran families

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 @ 2:54pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Bill supports research of health conditions inherited from former military members.
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First responders in Brookline, Mass., test new cellphone technology

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 @ 3:29pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Police in Brookline, Massachusetts, say they have been testing new cell phone technology called SpiderRadio for use during emergencies; due to the success of the pilot program, they may consider adopting the technology permanently.
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Sri Lanka official visits OPCW headquarters

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 @ 1:41pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Sri Lanka's Deputy Foreign Minister Ajith Perera visited the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) headquarters on Wednesday to meet with the organization's Director General Ahmet Üzümcü.
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Ebola response focus of federal budget meeting

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 @ 2:05pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

A hearing was held on Wednesday by the U.S. House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee regarding response efforts to combat the Ebola virus.
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First-response exercises concluded for Latin American nations

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 @ 2:27pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) reported on the recent Table Top Exercise in Chemical Emergency Response for Central American states and Mexico on Thursday.
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FEMA seeks emergency management specialist

Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 @ 2:51pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking an emergency management specialist at its Herndon, Virginia, office, according to a Wednesday job listing.
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Cleveland Biolabs receives DOD funding recommendation

Friday, Apr 17, 2015 @ 1:21pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Medical radiation countermeasure candidate shows promise in initial animal studies.
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